Device can detect gun powder on a person’s body from 50 meters away
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A police officer who works at a DHS threat fusion center in central Texas has revealed to Infowars that the recently unveiled “molecular scanners” set to be used at airports that can detect gun powder on a person’s body from 50 meters away will also be used to harass gun owners.
According to recent reports, within two years the Department of Homeland Security “will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away.”
The inventors of the scanner have been sub-contracted by In-Q-Tel, a venture capital fund run by the Central Intelligence Agency, to develop the device for use at checkpoints across the country, including border stops and airport security. The device is ten million times faster than anything currently available and can scan huge numbers of people at one time from a distance.
Although promoted as a fool-proof method of detecting “explosives, dangerous chemicals, or bioweapons at a distance,” the scanner can also identify gun powder residue on clothing.
During a conversation with Alex Jones, the police officer, who was on duty at the time, took Alex Jones to one side and explained to him that the threat fusion center at which he works gave a briefing to law enforcement personnel during which it was revealed that the devices would be used to identify gun owners.
He added that the scanners were being prepared for everyday use and would not just be restricted to airports or transportation hubs. The officer also raised the prospect that the devices would be a key tool in any future widespread gun confiscation program.
Gun rights groups have already expressed concern that the device will be used to harass people who legally own and use firearms.
“It’s only a matter of time before the Fuzzbuster lookalike molecular scanner finds its way from airports and border crossings to thousands of practitioners of “stop and frisk” policing. Concealed carry? Holster makers are already working on solutions. Or will be, soon enough,” reports TheTruthAboutGuns.com.
The fact that police are being briefed by Homeland Security on how to use the scanners to identify gun owners only increases concerns that the federal agency’s anti-terror apparatus is increasingly being focused on ordinary Americans who have been characterized by the agency and other associated bodies as domestic extremists.
As we reported earlier this month, a new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.
Although the study didn’t characterize gun owners directly as terrorists, every political belief denounced as extremist in the document, such as nationalism and the feeling that Americans’ “way of life” is under attack, is stereotypically shared by second amendment advocates.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.